Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research

The Digital Holocaust Memory Project

The digital brings great opportunities to Holocaust memory, but also particular challenges as we move from an era dominated by face-to-face survivor testimony to what James Young has defined as an age characterised by mediated memory. As digital culture evolves as increasingly participatory networks, how do memory institutions find their place in this ever-expanding space?

 

Images of pre-war Jewish life projected onto the inside walls of Block 27 at Auschwitz I. Digital collage.Images of pre-war Jewish life projected onto the inside walls of Block 27 at Auschwitz I. Digital collage.

Digital Holocaust Memory has three aims:

  1. To map the digital Holocaust memoryscape, including institutional and amateur projects
  2. To interrogate the ‘newness’ of digital Holocaust memory and understand it in relation to media, museum and memory histories as well as within contemporary digital logics and cultures
  3. To establish a network of heritage and archive professionals, academics, amateur and professional media producers, and digital audiences/users to explore potential digital futures for Holocaust memory together.

Find out more from the Project Director Dr Victoria Grace Walden and her team at:

https://reframe.sussex.ac.uk/digitalholocaustmemory 

Twitter: @Holocaust_digi and @MediastudiesD